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Young America [electronic resource] : the flowering of democracy in New York City / Edward L. Widmer.

By: Widmer, Edward L.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999Description: 1 online resource (viii, 290 p.) : ill.ISBN: 1423740734 (electronic bk.); 9781423740735 (electronic bk.); 0195356578; 9780195356571; 9780195100501 (alk. paper); 0195100506 (alk. paper); 128045170X; 9781280451706.Subject(s): New York (N.Y.) -- Intellectual life | New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- To 1898 | Democratic review (New York, N.Y.) | United States -- Intellectual life -- 1783-1865 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861 | Youth -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 19th century | American literature -- New York (State) -- New York -- History and criticism | American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Democracy -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Political parties -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Literary movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Electronic books | Democratic review (New York, N.Y.) | Jeunesse -- �Etats-Unis -- Activit�e politique -- Histoire -- 19e si�ecle | Litt�erature am�ericaine -- New York (�Etat) -- New York -- Histoire et critique | Litt�erature am�ericaine -- 19e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | D�emocratie -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire -- 19e si�ecle | New York (N.Y.) -- Vie intellectuelle | New York (N.Y.) -- Administration -- Jusqu'�a 1898 | �Etats-Unis -- Vie intellectuelle -- 1783-1865 | �Etats-Unis -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1815-1861 | HISTORY -- State & Local | HISTORY -- State & Local -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Young America.DDC classification: 974.7/104 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: This study examines the meteoric rise and subsequent disintegration of a vigorous American literary-political movement in the 1840s. Calling itself "Young America," the group found a mouthpiece in "The Democratic Review", a literary magazine funded by the Democratic Party and edited by the brash and charismatic John O'Sullivan. The Review was not only a major voice in American politics, but also sponsored such writers as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Walt Whitman and greatly influenced Herman Melville, before it and Young America faded from the national consciousness after the Mexican-American War.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-284) and index.

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This study examines the meteoric rise and subsequent disintegration of a vigorous American literary-political movement in the 1840s. Calling itself "Young America," the group found a mouthpiece in "The Democratic Review", a literary magazine funded by the Democratic Party and edited by the brash and charismatic John O'Sullivan. The Review was not only a major voice in American politics, but also sponsored such writers as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Walt Whitman and greatly influenced Herman Melville, before it and Young America faded from the national consciousness after the Mexican-American War.

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Young America by Widmer, Edward L. ©1999
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